Engineering is the application of mathematics, as well as scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, processes, solutions, and organizations.
Career options for students who get a degree in engineering include: computer engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, civil engineer, environmental engineer, geotechnical engineer, architechtural engineer and aerospace engineer.
Ceasar Navarro, an alumnus of Norco College and the STEM Pathways program, transferred to Cal Poly Pomona and is currently in his 6th year as a Mechanical Engineering student.
“I moved from Chicago, Illinois to Riverside, California to pursue my engineering degree,” said Navarro. “I attended several community colleges, but Norco College was where I received the most support.”
Academic Programs in Engineering
The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)|
Suggested Initial Coursework
|Associate of Arts Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) - CSU Pathway
|Program Flyer (Pre-Engineering)||INFO|
|Program Flyer (Engineering Graphics)||INFO|
|Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)||INFO|
|California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
|Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system
Instructional Department Specialist|
|Admin. Assistant to the Dean|
|Full-Time Faculty||Associate Dean, Career & Technical Education|||
|Ashley Etchison (Interim)|